Definitions of passage

  1. the passing of a law by a legislative body Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of passing something to another person Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a short section of a musical composition Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the motion of one object relative to another; "stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the act of passing from one state or place to the next Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a journey usually by ship; "the outward passage took 10 days" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a bodily process of passing from one place or stage to another; "the passage of air from the lungs"; "the passing of flatus" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a way through or along which someone or something may pass Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a section of text; particularly a section of medium length Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. Transit by means of conveyance; journey, as by water, carriage, car, or the like; travel; right, liberty, or means, of passing; conveyance. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Price paid for the liberty to pass; fare; as, to pay one's passage. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Removal from life; decease; departure; death. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Way; road; path; channel or course through or by which one passes; way of exit or entrance; way of access or transit. Hence, a common avenue to various apartments in a building; a hall; a corridor. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A continuous course, process, or progress; a connected or continuous series; as, the passage of time. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A separate part of a course, process, or series; an occurrence; an incident; an act or deed. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A particular portion constituting a part of something continuous; esp., a portion of a book, speech, or musical composition; a paragraph; a clause. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Reception; currency. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A pass or en encounter; as, a passage at arms. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A movement or an evacuation of the bowels. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. In parliamentary proceedings: (a) The course of a proposition (bill, resolution, etc.) through the several stages of consideration and action; as, during its passage through Congress the bill was amended in both Houses. (b) The advancement of a bill or other proposition from one stage to another by an affirmative vote; esp., the final affirmative action of the body upon a proposition; hence, adoption; enactment; as, the passage of the bill to its third reading was delayed. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. The act of going from one place or condition to another; course or progress; as, the passage of time; a journey; a hall; an entrance or exit; right to go; enactment; as, passage of a law; a single clause or portion of a book; migratory habits; as, birds of passage. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. 1. The act of passing. 2. A discharge, as from the bowels or of urine. 3. The inoculation of a series of animals with the same strain of a pathogenic microorganism whereby the virulence of the latter is increased, or sometimes diminished. 4. A channel, duct, pore, or opening. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  24. Act of passing: journey: course: time occupied in passing: way: entrance: enactment of a law: right of passing: occurrence: a single clause or part of a book, etc.: (B.) a mountain-pass: ford of a river: (zool.) migratory habits. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. Act of passing; journey; voyage; way; entrance; occurrence; portion of a discourse, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. A passage by, through, or over; the power or right of passing; a way; journey; voyage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A corridor, hall, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. A clause; paragraph. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. A personal encounter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Act of passing; time of passing; road; avenue; entrance or exit; right of passing; event; part of a book; enactment; a pass; migratory habits. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. A journey; a voyage; time occupied in passing; a way or road; entrance or exit; a corridor in a house or building; an event; an incident; an indefinite part of a book, writing, or discourse; in music, a portion of an air or tune; bird of passage, a bird that passes at certain seasons from one climate or country to another; one who is apt by force of circumstances, or by natural disposition, to change his place of abode frequently. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. Used in the plural, ( Jeremiah 22:20 ) probably to denote the mountain region of Abarim on the east side of Jordan. It also denotes a river ford or mountain gorge or pass. [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary biblestudytools.com
  33. A way over water; an easement giving the right to pass over a piece of private water. Travel by sea; a voyage over water; the carriage of passengers by water; money paid for such carriage. Enactment; the act of carrying a bill or resolution through a legislative or delibera- tive body in accordance with the prescribed forms and requisites; the emergence of the bill in the form of a law, or the motion in the form of a resolution. thelawdictionary.org
  34. The act of passing; transit from one place to another; movement from point to point; a going by, over, across, or through; as, the passage of a man or a carriage; the passage of a ship or a bird; the passage of light; the passage of fluids through the pores or channels of the body. mso.anu.edu.au
  35. denotes in Joshua 22:11 , as is generally understood, the place where the children of Israel passed over Jordan. The words "the passage of" are, however, more correctly rendered "by the side of," or "at the other side of," thus designating the position of the great altar erected by the eastern tribes on their return home. This word also designates the fords of the Jordan to the south of the Sea of Galilee ( Judges 12:5 Judges 12:6 ), and a pass or rocky defile ( 1 Samuel 13:23 ; 14:4 ). "Passages" in Jeremiah 22:20 is in the Revised Version more correctly "Abarim" (q.v.), a proper name. biblestudytools.com
  36. pas'[=a]j, n. act of passing: a moving from one place or state to another: a journey, as in a ship: course: time occupied in passing: means of passing in or out: a way: entrance: enactment of a law: right of passing: price paid for passing or for being conveyed between two places: occurrence, any incident or episode: a single clause or part of a book, &c.: a modulation in music: (B.) a mountain-pass: ford of a river: (zool.) migratory habits.--v.i. to cross: to walk sideways, of a horse.--PASSAGE OF ARMS, any feat of arms: a quarrel, esp. of words.--BIRD OF PASSAGE, a bird that passes from one climate to another at the change of the seasons. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  37. Passing, transit; BIRD of p.; transition from one state to another; liberty, right, to pass through; voyage, crossing, from port to port; right of conveyance as passenger by sea; passing of a measure into law; way by which one passes; corridor &c. giving communication between different rooms in house; (pl.) what passes between two persons mutually, interchange of confidences &c.; p. (of or at arms), fight (often fig.); part of a speech or literary work taken for quotation &c. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  38. (Of horse or rider) move sideways, by pressure of rein on horse\'s neck& of rider\'s leg on opposite side; make (horse) do this. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  39. Any channel of communication, especially any such channel between the various cavities and structures of the body, or between its cavities and the external surface. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  40. The act of passing from one locality to another. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  41. The act of passing anything (e. g. an instrument) into, through, or around a structure. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  42. The act of evacuating the bowels, or the material expelled in such evacuation, [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  43. n. [French, Latin] Act of passing; motion of any kind from point to point; journey, as by water, carriage, or the like; travel;—way or course of transit; road; route;—a way of entrance or exit; room leading to other rooms; vestibule;—a voyage, as of a passenger in a ship;—right to sail as a passenger in a ship; also, the price or fare for such voyage;—the time taken to sail from port to port; length of voyage;—passing away; decay;—decease; death;—any particular event in a man's career; incident;—occurrence; interlude;—part of a writing, document, book, &c.; clause, sentence, or paragraph; extract;—a short portion of an air or other musical composition;—act of carrying through a legislative body; formal enactment;—an encounter; a combat. Cabinet Dictionary

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